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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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Toys can take forever to assemble
Uploaded: Oct 28, 2015
Last night my husband and son spent about two hours assembling a new toy. If either my husband or I had put it together without our son, I'm sure it would have taken a lot less time. But where's the fun in that.
I don't enjoy putting together cribs or other furniture (and neither does my husband) but I did very much enjoy watching our son help build his new toy. Watching my husband and son check the directions, dig through piles for the right pieces and chat about different features was heartwarming...what a team!
Our son's excitement was clearly growing as the toy started resembling the photos he has seen on TV, in catalogs and on the box.
And, while it shouldn't have been a surprise, I loved witnessing the almost a seamless transition from building the toy together to playing with it together.
Some toys are too complicated for a child to help assemble, but when possible, I hope we can repeat this experience with the next sets of toys our son receives.
Do your kids help assemble their toys? Is it an enjoyable or a frustrating experience?
What is it worth to you?
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